Australians are booking cruises further in advance than ever before so to help earlybookers lock in their plans for the 2024/25 festive season, Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has released an exclusive, new package with Azamara that will see guests celebrate Christmas 2024 off the Australian coast and the 2025 New Year in Sydney Harbour while journeying along the country’s wild, southern coastline in style.
Bookings made by September 30, 2023,will see earlybirds receive a complimentary mini stay before or after the cruise in Perth or Melbourne.
The package features a 15-night voyage from Perth to Melbourne, sailing December 20, 2024, aboard the elegant and spacious 702-guest boutique ship, Azamara Pursuit, which offers boutique-style cruising as well as a pool, two jacuzzis, six restaurants and cafes, an elegant drawing room, chic bars, cabaret lounge, spectacular observation lounge, spa sanctuary and a gym.
Ports include the famous Margaret River wine region, the stunning beaches and coastal scenery of Esperance and Albany, wildlife-rich Kangaroo Island, Adelaide and the secluded NSW hamlet of Eden, with Christmas Day celebrated at sea with a traditional feast and all the seasonal trimmings.
Azamara Journey will also spend two nights in Sydney from December 31, 2024, to enable guests to enjoy the spectacle of the city’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks from the decks of the ship in the harbour at the White Bay cruise terminal. Making the celebrations even more special will be the fact alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the cruise fare every day of the journey. The voyage ends in Melbourne on January 4, 2025.
Guests can choose from one of two included bonuses – a two-night hotel stay in Perth before the cruise or a two-night stay in Melbourne after the cruise – including breakfasts, transfers and a selected tour.
Including the pre or post stays, onboard beverages and gratuities, the deluxe package is available from A$7445 per person, twin-share, in an Interior Stateroom, and from A$7975 in an Oceanview Stateroom. Book by September 30, 2023, to receive the complimentary mini stay before or after the cruise.
Cruise Traveller is Australia’s premier, small ship cruise specialist, representing 57 boutique, luxury and expedition cruising operators around the world.